Date: Wed, 29 Nov 1995 17:10:22 -0700 From: POLSKY ELLEN S Subject: sneakers Is the "sneaker"-"tennis shoe" distinction purely regional? Do some people use both with a different meaning attached to each? I come from Phila., and I used to use only the term "sneaker", but out here in Boulder, Colorado, it seems that "tennis shoe" is used exclusively. Any insight? Ellen S. Polsky (Ellen.Polsky[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]Colorado.EDU)